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The Murder Farm

(2008)
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A whole family has been murdered with a pickaxe. They were old Danner the farmer, an overbearing patriarch; his put-upon devoutly religious wife; and their daughter Barbara Spangler, whose husband Vincenz left her after fathering her daughter little Marianne. She also had a son, two-year-old Josef, apparently the result of her affair with local farmer Georg Hauer after his wife's death from cancer. Hauer himself claimed paternity. Also murdered was the Danners' new maidservant, Marie, who was regarded as slightly simple. "The Murder Farm" is an unconventional detective story. The author interweaves testament from the villagers, an oblique view of the murderer, occasional third-person narrative pieces and passages of pious devotion. Officially the crime is unsolved, the narrator leaves the village unaware of the truth, only the reader is able to reach the shattering conclusion.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Haunting, compulsive and unforgettable." - David Peace


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Used availability for Andrea Maria Schenkel's The Murder Farm

Hardback Editions

June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Murder Farm
Author(s): Andrea Maria Schenkel
ISBN: 1-62365-167-0 / 978-1-62365-167-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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June 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Murder Farm
Author(s): Andrea Maria Schenkel
ISBN: 1-84724-366-5 / 978-1-84724-366-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Murder Farm
Author(s): Andrea Maria Schenkel
ISBN: 1-62365-492-0 / 978-1-62365-492-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Murder Farm
Author(s): Andrea Maria Schenkel
ISBN: 1-84724-765-2 / 978-1-84724-765-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Murder Farm
Author(s): Andrea Maria Schenkel
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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April 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Murder Farm
Author(s): Andrea Maria Schenkel
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Murder Farm
Author(s): Andrea Maria Schenkel
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Murder Farm
Author(s): Andrea Maria Schenkel
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA